Support Highly Skilled Migrant Workers Against the Hostile Environment

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Support Highly Skilled Migrant Workers Against the Hostile Environment

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We are a group helping families affected by this policy.
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Highly skilled migrants seeking indefinite leave to remain in the UK are wrongly facing deportation under a section of the Immigration Rule designed in part to tackle terrorists and individuals judged to be a threat to national security.

These are the people who in this country belong (but not limited) to IT professionals, doctors, Engineers, Teachers and Data Scientists. These are the professionals who have been living in this country for over a decade and have family and private life established in this country. We are launching a legal action to get justice for these hard-working migrants. Support this action by contributing now and sharing with your friends, family and on social media. 

The Home Office is refusing this hard-working group's visas wrongly by disproportionately using section 322(5): "the undesirability of permitting the person concerned to remain in the United Kingdom in the light of his conduct (including convictions which do not fall within paragraph 322(1C), character or associations or the fact that he represents a threat to national security;"

The group has the support of huge numbers of MPs in the parliament, media coverage and many senior Barristers and QCs. Many judges in the Upper Tribunal have given strong judgements and guidelines to Home Office that the use of 322(5) on these tax correction cases is not appropriate.

Also,  the Home Office is continuously ignoring the human rights grounds of those applicants  who have UK born children, living continuously for 7 years or suffering from exceptional health circumstances.

Ten members of our group have taken the Home Office to the first tier tribunal over their use of 322(5) last year. Nine of these cases were overturned. We believe that this section is being applied by the Home Office so often and being overturned so frequently when challenged at the highest level, that there may be a blanket policy which the Home Office is using internally to meet immigration targets. 

The Legal Case

We with the support of MRN (Migrants' Rights Network) are intervening in a test case currently in the Court Of Appeal to get justice for these migrants. This is a critical case which will have repercussions for many other similar cases currently in the system. 

The total expenditure is estimated to be nearly £40K and the group has already collected nearly £25K. We are initially raising £5k but then need to go on and raise an additional £10k to support the case.

As a group we do not have many resources: most of the members in this group do not have Right to Work in UK  or access to NHS after the refusal of their visa.

We need your urgent help to contribute this funding to get justice for these victims.

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